Taxpayer money is being funnelled to certain private corporations while otherÂ businesses struggle. At the same time, weâ€™re failing to properly promoteÂ some of our most potential-filled industries, like aerospace. Â
The number of deputy ministers and associate deputy ministers has jumped more than 15 per cent in the last decade, going from 72 in 2008 to 84 this year.
Ex-NDP MP Peter Ittinuar and policy adviser Peter Williamson are also running for a three-year term at the Inuit group's helm.
Of 51 government bills passed to date, 32 donâ€™t have any reference to how individual Senators voted at any stage in the Senate Chamber.
The top bureaucrats with the task of supporting the new cabinet have been named, and experts say not having to create new departments will make for a smoother transition.
â€˜He can get into a room with senior politicians and business leaders and convey confidence,â€™ says Eric Miller, a former senior policy adviser to the embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
The percentage of Senators appointed by Justin Trudeau who vote in line with Government Rep. Peter Harder has dipped to 84.2, but Tories say itâ€™s still high enough to question their independence.
June lobbying stats also showed a dip in activity in the Red Chamber that observers said is likely an anomaly with the Senate more relevant than ever.